I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of wedding cake toppers. The generic shop bought ones – you know the ones, the figurines –  scream 1980’s naff. So, if you’re going to go for cake toppers, you need to embrace the innate kitschness of them and really have some fun. By personalising them and adding some humour to your cake topper, then you’ve not only got something unique to you, but something that transcends naffness completely.

I’ve seen a huge variety of cake toppers during my wedding photographer travels, and for the vast majority, people have got the balance just right and created something super fun, super cute and in keeping with their cake design. I wanted to show you this particular cake topper, shot at a lovely wedding in Symondsbury, Dorset, as it has to be one of my all time favourites. For starters, as you can see, it’s even breaking the first rule of being a cake topper – it’s, shall we say, a ‘bottomer’, if there was such a thing. Secondly, it’s totally embraced the element of fun and taken it to whole new levels. Here’s the bride, groom, and the bride’s two children, dressed as members of the rock band Kiss – and can you read the wording displayed down the front of the gorgeous chocolate cake? That’s right. ‘You May Kiss the Bride’.

I absolutely LOVED this cake and the toppers, as they worked so well together and also brought in the couple’s own tastes (and not only for chocolate!). However, don’t forget that a cake topper doesn’t have to be little people, little ‘yous’. You can have anything you want. If you’re having a natural earthy feel to your wedding, how about little woodland animals amongst a topper of foliage? Or if you’re a bit of a kid at heart, why not do what one of my very cool couples did when they married in Bridport, Dorset, and use LEGO figures? (This was on top of their VW Camper themed cake, by the way).

So step away from the naff, and stride towards the fun, the cute, the achingly cool kitsch, and you’ll definitely be on the right track!

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